Giant babies kill the floppy disk
And rocket-powered cars
It wouldn't be the Friday mail bag without some mention of our favourite hotel heiress. Not exactly known for her modesty, Paris is now pleading for the world to 'stop exposing her' after a whole load of personal photos and videos popped up on parisexposed.com. Harr, harr, PR, PR...
Hi Joe, juggling the Letters of Bardia Persa, one comes up with "Paris Bare Ad(vert)" which is probably closer to the truth. This whole thing is screaming PR Exercise, so that Paris "Me, Me, Me, look at Me!" Hilton gets as much press as possible, for the only "assets" she really has to flaunt.
And then, out of nowhere, an unexpected vote of sympathy...
Actually, I do feel sorry for her. There is a gulf of difference between doing something commercially (i.e. with consent) and doing something in private and then have it thrown in front of a large audience.
The vacuous excuse of such matters "being in the public interest" simply doesn't hold up (has it ever - it's been strained well beyond the breaking point for years but toothless enforcement makes for an effective absence of law). At least this site is upfront about it: it's for money. But it's AFAIK in principle abuse of copyrighted content so this could get very, very expensive indeed..
I don't think you can call her stupid, but that she's been incredibly naive is beyond doubt..
More sympathy for the immigrant family caught up in a race relations rumpus after being warned in a Canadian council "declaration on culture" not to "burn or stone women", among other things:
Quebecers (many, but not all) hate everyone, they especially hate the English Canadians and Americans. They are still a little bitter they lost and have been stuck living next to us for last couple hundred years.
For a Canadian to say something like this is horrible, but this sort of Quebecer is not a Canadian (likely a separatist) and it is not surprising. They are full of hostility and the so called Ugly American takes a back seat to the Ultra Rude Quebecois.
What they did was absolutely horrible, and I would bet the person(s) responsible think 'all' people from the middle east live in the desert and shoot their AKs off into the air all day long.
'on culture which reminds newcomers that "stoning [women] in public, burning them alive, burning them with acid, circumcising them etc", is an absolute no-no.'
Good grief. If ever there was a situation where "etc" was inappropriate, it's this one!
"stoning [women] in public, burning them alive, burning them with acid, circumcising them etc"
To be fair to the town, the latter is still unhappilty common with many third-world immigrants: it is what they do back home. There was a scandal about back-street circumsisions in the UK a few years back.
Apparently it is evil for women to enjoy sex...
What about gambling your wife on a poker game? If that's not bad enough, what are the odds of her falling for the man who won her? Quite high in this case:
She was so mad and felt so humiliated that her husband lost her at poker, that she .... went with the one that won her !?!?! To me it doesn't sound like she was upset to have been treated like an object. She just didn't like to be with a loser.
On the other hand, this may be such a great way of getting a divorce without risking losing half of your money.
- So, Joe, you're getting a divorce ? - Are you nuts ? I don't have a prenup. Nah, I gonna play some poker tonight. (later) - Where the hell have you been ? - I'm sorry honey but you gotta pack your bags. I had such a good hand ... but anyway, to make a long story short, you gotta go with Ahmet. He's going back to Saudi Arabia. You gonna love it there.
"A Murmansk gambler lost his wife in a poker game when he ran out of cash and laid his other half on the table"
Well, that's one way to drown your sorrows. Was he going for a Royal Flash or a Straight ? Perhaps he was hoping for an Ace in the hole.
I'll get me coat.....
Right, still with us? Not eveyone loved our reporting this week. This reader took exception to our coverage of the 6.6kg giant baby born in Mexico:
Can you stop reporting on stuff like this please, otherwise I'll have no excuse to buy the Daily Star.
Cheers Robin Williams (not that one)
Nor did they appreciate the humour in an over-priced Vista-bundled desktop computer:
loser...how about some real reporting?
Well, that's us told. Why don't we just drop the technology stories and get back to the giagantic babies. See you all next week.®